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Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Obama's Jobs Council Ends

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is letting his jobs council expire, cutting off one source of input from business leaders while unemployment rema...

Cole Stangler

Obama's Jobs Council Packed With Outsourcers

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the past two weeks, President Barack Obama's campaign has blasted Republican challenger Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer,” focus...

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Alex Wagner

Legal Immigration Reform: White House Pushes Skilled Worker Visas

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

In a bid to spur job creation and promote startups, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has announced new ef...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The unemployment challenge is so great that we must be more creative and willing to try anything that is reasonable, including the following.

Obama's Audacity of Hype

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

There's a real problem when the President of the United States feels the need to become the entertainer-in-chief, especially when the joke's about very serious matters that have long-term consequences.

Of Snake Oil, Puff Balls, and the Need for a Real Jobs Plan From the President

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

If the choice for salvaging the American economy is between Republican snake oil and the puff ball proposals of the president's CEO-laden jobs council, America will be in deeper and deeper trouble. And so will the president.

Bob Herbert: Pouring Money Into Another War, Not Jobs

The New York Times | BOB HERBERT | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries,...

3M Chief Executive: 'Obama Is Robin Hood-Esque'

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The CEO of industrial giant 3M has blasted Obama as "anti-business," joining the ranks of executives who accused the White House of not understanding ...

Childhood Hunger and President Obama's Failure of imagination Regarding America's Global Competitiveness

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

We have much to learn from successful CEOs and we should be grateful to those willing to serve. But limiting the dialogue on competitiveness to them limits our exploration into the root causes of our economic challenges.

Grading GE's CEO: The Verdict Isn't Good

CNN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the business world woke up on Jan. 21 and heard about the White House's overnight announcement -- that General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt would ...

GE CEO To Replace Volcker On Obama's Economic Team

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Early Friday morning, Obama announced a significant shift for the White House economic team: the war against Wall Street greed has lost a major player...

Immelt To Head Obama Economic Advisory Board

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Ass...